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Insomniac Games responds to Fuse criticism

Developer Insomniac Games' upcoming third-person shooter game, Fuse, isn't due out for another few months, but it has already received a fair amount of criticism from the gaming community. This criticism seems to have began in mid-2012 when the game was rebranded as Fuse from its original title Overstrike.

Ryan Schneider, the Head of Marketing for Insomniac Games explains that decision in a sit-down interview with News10's Game Guys.

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ritsuka6661230d ago (Edited 1230d ago )

The amount of people warming up to this game makes me happy! Fuse looks great, there's no need to hate it because of what it used to be. Enjoy it for what it is, not for what it was. Don't knock it until you try it.

Baka-akaB1230d ago (Edited 1230d ago )

No need to twist everyone's word that much . Most of the people complaining didnt even care for Fuse (aka overstrike) when it was cartoony and just a teaser , so it's not a matter of hatred because of "what it used to be" .

It's just that what they see right now is even LESS appealing and worthy of note aesthetically wise for those that knew about Overstrike . And those that didnt dont seem enthralled either , at least not yet

There is hardly some kind of smear campaign , most dont even know or care about the game so far .

Speaking for myself and only myself , the game doesnt look appealing , and does look like a potential flop , amidst the games peaking everyone's interest and with no distinct looks of its own .

Now it it's a success and a good game , good for them , but seems like an uphill battle

Conzul1230d ago

Yes it looks like it could flop, but the dynamic seems cool.

SilentNegotiator1230d ago (Edited 1230d ago )

Step 1: Create a CGI trailer with interesting characters and style.

Step 2: Completely flip it on its head.

Step 3: Act shocked by disappointment.

Step 4: Turn up your nose and get fans emotionally attached to the "attacks" that your game is receiving.

MikeMyers1230d ago (Edited 1230d ago )

It's pretty disgusting how developers now have to worry about a vocal minority out there who are negative people to begin with. It's almost like a virus where they want it to spread like wildfire.

I say let the game speak for itself. If it ends up being generic then so be it. Criticize the game then. I'm glad I didn't listen to the Negative Nancies out there for games like Devil May Cry and Tomb Raider. They both turned out to be fun games.

The other issue we have here is people just love to hate EA so those people will be that much harder to convince because Insomniac went with them. So what you also have is a mixture of those who are upset they left Sony plus those who can't stand EA.

Let the game speak for itself and we can't even discuss Overstrike because that wasn't a game but merely a concept. So stop saying this game should have been that because there was no game then. Insomniac went with EA because EA have the marketing ability and are one of the biggest publishers in the world. No matter how much people hate them they have games that can sell well. Perhaps if Resistance 3 was published by Ea and available on multiple systems it too would have sold better. It was a great game.

Unicron1230d ago

"Let the game speak for itself and we can't even discuss Overstrike because that wasn't a game but merely a concept."

*starts slow clap for logical post*

Baka-akaB1230d ago (Edited 1230d ago )

This is precisely why i dont think there is a real anti fuse campaign per se . Overstrike didnt exist all we had was a cgi teaser .

People have a right to be turned on or not by what they currently see , and can of course change their mind once the game speaks for itself

Outside_ofthe_Box1230d ago

***"I say let the game speak for itself. If it ends up being generic then so be it."***

I agree with this in regards to Fuse or any other new or non established IP. But as for franchises with fan bases I say let the fans complain. Most of the time the complaints are legitimate backed up with convincing reasons.

Sevir1222d ago

But its true, Overstrike was just a CGI concept. What's shown here for Fuse looks great and I can't wait to play it.

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Root1230d ago

"The amount of people warming up to this game makes me happy!"

Where are you looking...

People have a right to think that because by looking at FUSE it dosen't look like a game Insomniac would make. The reason people go on about Overstrike so much despite only seeing a teaser is because the style and humor used fit something they would make more then FUSE.

You can tell aswell that like so many other games under EA, that they were the reason for the change.

I hope it flops because I never want Insomniac to go with EA again. I'm not seeing another dev I like turn to crap because of them, I saw Biowares decline and I don't want to see theirs.

Baka-akaB1230d ago (Edited 1230d ago )

Resistance was hardly comedy and cartoon slapstick .

If anything it proves , along their very first game Disruptor , a shooter , that Insomniac can do any genre beyond cute spyro stuff and ratchet fun and comedy.

I call BS on the whole Overstrike interest . When the cgi teaser was there , most people yawned then .

And for good reasons as it was just that , a cgi teaser and interviews , with nothing concrete .

guitarded771230d ago

Call it Overstrike... call it FUSE... I don't care. My issue with the game is that it looks like a generic 3rd person shooter. The thing that sets Insomniac apart are WEAPONS. Both Ratchet and Resistance have great weapons, but even the insane guns can wear out after a while. FUSE needs more than some good weapons to stand out in the 3rd person shooter genre.

Derekvinyard131230d ago

No one has even played the game yet, it might be fun who knows

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Tuxmask551230d ago

I've been suffering from FPS overload and am concerned that 'Fuse' might be nothing more than another 'Bulletstorm'. I didn't much like 'Bulletstorm'.

Unicron1230d ago

It's a third person shooter though, not an FPS.

My_Name_BTW_Is_Dante1230d ago

EA is ruining them. That's all there is to it.

Harkins17211230d ago

Yet you support Capcom? PFF!!!!

R_aVe_N1230d ago

No They are ruining themselves.

Baka-akaB1230d ago

The irony and hypocrisy behind that guy's comment is pure gold

Sharingan_no_Kakashi1230d ago

Insomniac know what they're doing. The last couple Ratchet's and their new facebook game weren't GREAT but they prolly just made those games purely for the revenue to be honest.

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